Serdar Soydinç

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OBJECTIVE This study was performed to determine the effect of homocysteine-lowering therapy (HLT) on endothelium-dependent vasodilation (EDD) and exercise performance in patients with coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS Among the patients who were on the waiting list for coronary intervention, 26 male patients (plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels >(More)
T here are no evidence based studies dealing with the incidence of venous sheath related thrombosis and the role of heparin, particularly in the setting of prolonged procedures with multiple lines. The clinical importance of catheter related thrombosis remains undefined in the setting of electrophysiological studies (EPS). We sought to determine the(More)
AIM Metabolic syndrome is associated with increased risk of mortality and morbidity. The present study evaluates the repolarization abnormalities in patients with uncomplicated metabolic syndrome measuring corrected QT interval (QTc) and corrected QT dispersion (QTd) on electrocardiogram. METHODS The study involved 83 subjects. A total of 50 individuals(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperhomocysteinemia may constitute a risk factor for patients with severe heart failure. This study examines the relationship between plasma homocysteine concentration and left ventricular ejection fraction with renal function in heart failure patients free of coronary artery disease. METHODS Left ventricular ejection fraction was documented(More)
BACKGROUND Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery may provide an alternative form of surgical revascularization by avoiding the complications of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). This study summarizes the midterm results of 136 off-pump bypass surgery patients. METHODS Between January 2000 and March 2002, out of 178 surgical myocardial revascularizations,(More)
BACKGROUND Aortic valve sclerosis (AVS) is considered to be a manifestation of coronary atherosclerosis. Recent studies demonstrated an association between AVS and significant coronary artery disease (CAD). AIM We sought to determine the association between AVS and the extent of coronary atherosclerosis by means of the Gensini score system, which was(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) is accepted as coronary heart disease equivalent even in the presence of normal coronary artery on coronary angiography. We aimed to evaluate microvascular circulation with novel angiographic perfusion indexes "myocardial blush grade" (MBG) and "myocardial filling time" (MFT) in patients with uncomplicated DM. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Platelets and inflammatory cells are vital elements of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Recent studies have shown that the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is associated with several malignancies; however, there are not enough data in cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the association between PLR and(More)
A year 7-old-girl was admitted because of dyspnea on exertion and palpitations. Her symptoms had gradually worsened for the last 6 months. She had physical features of the Marfan syndrome. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an ascending aortic aneurysm, severe aortic regurgitation and mildly dilated left ventricle. Because of marked aortic aneurysm and(More)